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2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

Guns

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Justice

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is over twice the size of Texas — here's what it looks like

Every little bit of plastic that gets tossed into the ocean or swept downstream out to sea either sinks or is picked up by currents. Much of it is eventually carried into one of five massive ocean regions, where plastic can be so concentrated that areas have garnered names like the Great Pacific …

How deepfake porn is killing our trust in tech

Months after fake "celebrity porn" reared its head online, there's a bad-tech aftertaste. Clearly our sense of truth is morphing, with clever dickies …

Delete These iPhone Apps and Return to a Simpler Way of Life

<i>This year, I vowed to live a life less basic, by getting back to the basics. I’m making every effort to use my iPhone for only its essential purpose—and you should, too. Here’s how:</i><p><b>Delete Facebook and Twitter</b><br>I’ve read that the creators of these social-media platforms don’t even allow their own …

Apps

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Imagine being able to get all your Whole Foods necessities—your favorite brand of chia seeds, nutritional yeast, or dulse—via Amazon Prime. That dream may soon become a reality because Amazon plans to acquire the organic grocery store.<p>The two companies have entered into a merger agreement under …

Jeff Bezos

Turns out Apple is not mandating 2-factor authentication, but go ahead and set it up anyway

Sometimes you just have to take matters of digital security into your own hands.<p>When it comes to your Apple ID on the new macOS High Sierra and iOS …

Netflix's CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service

But Hastings' interest in personalization also extends into a lesser-known realm: education.<p>In 2011, Hastings teamed up with venture capitalist John Doerr to invest $11 million in the growth of math education startup DreamBox Learning. Created in 2006, the program supplements kids' elementary and …

Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.<p>"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict …

Donald Trump

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 people in Iraq attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS killed 33 people execution-style in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the terror organization carried out the mass killing in the the al-Mayadin desert near the strategic city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday …

Middle East

An Expert Says This Is the Number 1 Way to Work Your Core

Don't waste your time just doing crunches that only work one part of your belly. If you want to look down and see a six-pack, you need to do exercises that challenge your entire core.<p>Kristina Marcussen, a neuromuscular physical therapist who specializes in working with athletes of all ages, has an …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do | Inc.com

As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've realized that helping people "do more" of their good habits …

Self-help

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will | Inc.com

In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of practice. The message was that if you are willing to put in the time, you …

Bill Gates

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done | Inc.com

You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage time. Smart phones, planners, whiteboards -- there are tools galore. But …

Time Management

This Is How You Know If You Have a Startup Idea Worth Spending Your Time or Money On

Product/market fit is the holy grail for entrepreneurs. Startup expert Steve Blank explains the process for finding it.

Startups

Samsung’s biggest challenge now is Google software, not Apple hardware

The Galaxy S8 signals an escalation in Samsung’s rivalry with Google<p>It’s an occupational hazard among gadget geeks to fixate on new hardware, and yesterday’s introduction of the gorgeous Galaxy S8 by Samsung made that easier than ever. I could write for days about how pretty and pleasant that new …

Snapchat's success may lead to Uber and Airbnb IPOs

It's only been public for three days, but Snap Inc.'s successful market debut might be just what the IPO market needs.<p>Shares of Snap (SNAP), the parent of the popular app Snapchat, are up more than 40% from their offering price after surging Thursday and rising again Friday, even though they fell …

Venture Capital

Uber self-driving cars are coming back to California roads

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Uber's self-driving cars will return to California's streets, though the ride-hailing company doesn't immediately plan to …

Roads

'Can you hear me' phone scam currently defrauding US consumers set to hit British shores

If someone calls and asks, “Can you hear me?”, hang up the phone immediately.<p>A major phone scam from the US is set to cross the pond and hit the UK …

Identity Theft

Founder of popular "$4 smartphone company" arrested for fraud

Photo by Gadgets 360<p>Last year, an Indian company called Ringing Bells released the world’s cheapest smartphone called the Freedom 251. The budget device was priced at just 251 rupees, which is less than $4. It now looks like the company’s founder, Mohit Goel, has gotten himself into trouble with …

Mobile

Huawei announces a 360-degree VR camera for smartphones (updated)

Huawei is joining the 360-degree camera war. The Chinese electronics company has revealed that it created a 360-degree clip-on for smartphones called Honor VR Camera in collaboration with Insta360 at an event in Beijing. Huawei is keeping its pricing and release date a secret, but it's obviously …

Embark’s self-driving truck is ready to assist human drivers

Self-driving trucking startup Embark is revealing its tech for the first time, showing off a competitor for Uber’s Otto that uses neural networks and deep learning to teach trucks how to drive themselves through their own processes of practice and trial and error.<p>Embark’s trucks are also approved …

Google issue accidentally crashed Google Wifi, OnHub devices

A factory reset will fix the problem, the company said.<p>If you own a Google Wifi or OnHub router, you may have to do set it up all over again.<p>After investigating reports of faulty devices, Google released a statement to customers Thursday saying an issue with Google Accounts caused many Google Wifi …

Wi-Fi

Samsung Group president and vice chairman offer to resign amidst bribery scandal

In case you’ve missed it, Samsung has been having quite a few problems lately. Just to be clear, I’m not talking about the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, which is one of the reasons why the company’s reputation among US consumers has taken a beating. I’m talking about the fact that Lee Jae-yong, who is …

Samsung

Apple to investigate iPhone 7 that 'blew up'

A dramatic video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus is really freaking Twitter out.<p>Brianna Olivas says her rose gold iPhone 7 Plus exploded and began smoking …

Alphabet's Waymo Accuses Uber of Stealing Self-Driving LiDAR System

Google parent company Alphabet's self-driving Waymo car division today filed a lawsuit [PDF] against Uber, accusing the company of stealing its self-driving intellectual property.<p>In blog post shared this afternoon, Waymo explains that employees of Otto, a self-driving trucking startup recently …

J.C. Penney To Shutter Up To 140 Stores Amid Disappointing Sales

J.C. Penney is closing 130 or 140 stores over the coming months as it attempts to revive sales and better compete against the onslaught of online retail.<p>Shares, which have slid 20% this year, fell another 8% to $6.31 in morning trading.<p>The department store said on Friday that the store closings …

J.C. Penney

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.<p>But a White …

Donald Trump